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HCPL D1: High Wycombe skipper previews 2019 campaign

High Wycombe skipper Dan Marles spoke with Sports Shots during pre-season and looked forward to the 2019 campaign.

High Wycombe Cricket Club

Marles, who takes over from Nathan Hawkes, reveals his new signings, including Slough duo Conrad Louth and Bobby Sher, who will strengthen the ranks at London Road.

Watch his chat with Sports Shots by clicking on the link below:

First game for Wycombe is a trip up the M40 to face Banbury.

Unicorns Minor Counties: Parsons talks NZ trip & debut for Northants 2nd XI

Cameron Parsons has discussed his winter’s experiences in New Zealand, plus a five-wicket haul on debut for Northants 2nd XI on his return from down under.

Cameron Parsons

In an interview with Sports Shots, the Bucks and High Wycombe seamer started by talking about his time on the field with his club, Matamata & Districts CA.

Yeah my winter down under was good. We had some ups and downs as a club on the field, unfortunately a few more downs than we would of liked, but they were all a good bunch of lads and made it really easy to settle in both on and off the field.

After adapting to his new surroundings, Parsons performed.

I was happy with my performances. After a rather slow start I ended up with 33 wickets for the season, with a few runs scored as well to the back end of the season. It was good to have the opportunity to play a bit for their Valley b side towards the end of the season in some quite challenging games.

I felt that in terms of conditions I had to adapt slightly. I felt that you had to make use of the first 10 overs with the brand new kookaburra ball and fresh pitch, which generally assisted first thing with the new ball. Then after that you had to find other ways either to be boring and look to contain and take wickets that way, or try variations and slightly different fields. But the big thing for me was being on it from ball one, to make the most of the brand new ball and taking those early important wickets to get the team off to a good start.

The seamer spoke about the team’s displays.

Unfortunately for the team, they were coming off the back of a good year the previous season and we just couldn’t put together the performances to have a real impact this year. It was one of those seasons where the perfect all round game kept evading us. It was difficult as we made quite a few changes each week with people being unavailable but, not making excuses, as a side we just didn’t put the performances together which was a shame.

As always, a trip overseas is a life experience.

To be honest with you I feel like I’ve learned a lot while being away both on and off the field. One, having to look after myself and be disciplined in what I’m doing in work outside of game day. On the field I feel I’ve learned how to adapt quicker in different situations especially bowling with a ball that doesn’t do as much as the dukes so to be more consistent and really play a bit boring cricket. Another would be finding other ways to take wickets in the tough periods when there isn’t much assistance from the ball or pitch.

On his return, Parsons believes the experience will be of benefit for him.

I think the experience will definitely help for the coming season, especially finishing the year pretty well with the bat so looking to bring that and have a more positive year with the bat. In terms of with the ball looking to be clinical up top with the new ball and taking those early wickets but also not looking to force things too much. Just hoping to carry on the form I finished with while away in NZ and hit the ground running for both High Wycombe and Buckinghamshire and continuing with a good season both individually and as well as the team.

Parsons has already played for Northants 2nd XI against their Nottinghamshire counterparts where he took five wickets.

See our interview on our YouTube channel, supported by Russell & Butler (below).

Unicorns Minor Counties: Bucks skipper could miss the start to the season

By Michael Knox

Bucks captain Tom Hampton could miss the start of the season after suffering a knee injury while playing in their warm-up match against High Wycombe at London Road on Sunday.

Tom Hampton

Hampton pulled up injured during his fifth over and had to be helped off the field.

The skipper, who is also a Wycombe player took 3-21 in 4.2 overs before the injury during his side’s four-wicket defeat in the 50-over friendly.

Charlie Macdonell

Michael Payne

Bucks made 144 all out in 39.2 overs with only Charlie Macdonell (33) and Michael Payne topping 30 as young Wycombe left-arm spinner Conner Haddow took 4-11 in 5.2 overs.

Conner Haddow

Daniel Ogden (65no) and Cameron Parsons (40), who are also Bucks players, saw Wycombe to victory in the 31st over on 145-6.

Dan Ogden

Hampton will miss the Bucks friendly against Oxfordshire at Aston Rowant on Sunday.

Our Flickr images from Sunday’s game, click on the image link below:

High Wycombe v Bucks